Won with Argentina of the 1986 FIFA World Cup and finalist of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Scored the 3:2 goal for Argentina against West Germany National Football Team during the final match of World Cup 1986.
Has a played for Arsenal de Sarandí (1979-82), C.A. Independiente (1982-85, 1995-98), FC Nantes (1985-92) and Valenciennes FC (1992-93).
Won the Argentine Primera División (Metropolitano 1983), Copa Libertadores (1984), Intercontinental Cup (1984), Supercopa Sudamericana (1995) and Recopa Sudamericana (1995) with C.A. Independiente.
Scored the only goal for C.A. Independiente against Grêmio F.B.P.A. during the finals matches of Copa Libertadores 1984.
Father of, with Laura Mendoza, Daiana Burruchaga and Alexia Burruchaga.
(July 4, 1995) His wife Laura Mendoza died in a car accident.
1998: Retired from football at the age 35.
Father of, with Fabiola Rossi, Mauro Burruchaga (b. 1998) and Román Burruchaga (b. 2002).
Son-in-law of Pipo Rossi.
Head coach of Defensa y Justicia (1999-00), Los Andes (2001), Arsenal de Sarandí (2001-05, 2009-10), Estudiantes de La Plata (2005-06), C.A. Independiente (2006-07), C.A. Banfield (2008-09), Club Libertad (2011-12), Atlético de Rafaela (2012-14, 2016) and C.A. Sarmiento (2016).